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December 24 at 1:00
East Building Auditorium

Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s early tour de force — an examination of a woman’s ritualized behavior inside her bourgeois Brussels flat, recorded as a sequence of domestic tableaux in real time — gradually reaches the point of pure tragedy. The woman (Delphine Seyrig in a virtuoso performance) unravels when her internal timetable is thrown off. “So familiar have we become with the structure of this woman’s life that an excruciating Hitchcock-like tension emerges when she simply forgets to turn off a light” — Judy Bloch. (Chantal Akerman, 1975, DCP, subtitles, 201 minutes)

courtesy Janus Films

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